Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
What is a snail without a shell, a Beast without a forest, a Bard without his song or Brother without his Campfire?
Some things are not working out well in my headspace and I chalked it up to being confined to my home in a sort of Covid house arrest.
I have made a point to stay active in online church attendance and have been active in writing, reading and yard work as much as possible but something was missing.
Alone time can rough a person up, but I a do pretty well in it. I was missing a campfire.
I have had a Campfire in my backyard for around 6 years and needed the bricks for an emergency project and dismantled it. If you look closely in the picture you can see the rectangle where it once was.
That all had to be changed and soon, so I ordered the necessary materials for pickup. It did not take long to build, but it did take a while to research.
The first layer is about 6 inches of loose gravel and the second layer has 9 gaps to draw in air. After a while, the top layer of bricks get hot enough to keep kettle water at coffee drinking temp so that is cool. (I mean hot. ) Having a surface to keep things warm is important.
After I have made a few adjustments, I am hoping to layer on some refactory cement inside to extend the life of the bricks.
The design was inspired by a lot of folks and I do not wish to miss anyone. To Dad, Beloved, Auntie Beverly, Ashley, Amber,and others, thank you!
Now, I can ponder such things as, what is a snail without a shell, a Beast without a forest or a Bard without a song.
79 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire on Wails, Snails, Tales, Campfires and Coffee.”
You look ready for long summer nights around the fire. I can hear it crackling from here.
I saved you a seat!
I recognize your big heart
Nothing like a cozy outside fire. 🔥
Indeed! You are welcome to drop by yje Campfire any time.
Indeed! You are welcome to drop by the Campfire any time.
Good job. I think the cement idea to keep the bricks is good. I was away from the computer all day but I have not forgotten to work on the problem. I’m really sorry.
All is good. There os a Campfire!
Very nice, nephew! 👍 The design turned out quite nicely. Yes, the cement idea is good to extend the life of the bricks. Keeping the coffee hot is critical! 😁☕️ Amazing job 👏. Teamwork makes the dream work…your yard is complete again! 😁 🔥
Thank you! 🤠🔥
You’re welcome! 😎
Love your new camp fire 🔥 may you have many blessed family time around it.
Thank you. There is still a seat saved.
I must take up the offer with a grateful heart!
Yay! Cassa Bassa at the Campfire! 🤠🔥
The self-restraint life of the coronavirus disaster continues. Meanwhile, the campfire surrounded by nature is good for refreshing. I hear birds singing in nature.
Indeed! You are welcome to visit anytime! 🤠🔥
Looks like fun. A gutar by the fireside and a good people is all you need
I have one in a closet. Do you play?
Wow that’s great. I know a bit. I think over the years I lost touch.I guess it’s about time I go back with it.
Well, Desert Flower V, I suppose a good person such as yourself should stop by the Campfire and play!🤠🔥
Hahah I don’t mind playing. I think I will be out of tune😅
That is quite all right. It will go well with my Kermit the Frog voice.
Hahah lol. Sure why not. Both of us would probably scare your friends off🤣🤣🤣
Have you met Jeptha Berengar? You may fit right in!
No I have not. 😅
I think you would like him. He grows a lot of hair when the moon is full.
Lets do it! Next time you are in Colorado, swing by and see us!
Hahha sure mate. Thankyou for the invite✌
I am impressed…..
I am a little snail
Who’s somehow lost its shell?
So science now says I am a slug
Well well well….
I’ll tell the little slug……
I’ve thought about getting one of those portable fire pits for the back yard. But I live in Texas, which is, in a way, its own firepit. And yours is way cooler. Or hotter.
Ha ha! Hotter! I opted not to get a portable as they tend to burn out with the high temperatures I make when I do beginner blacksmith stuff. Texas…. Love Texas. It is the real land of enchantment. New Mexico, step aside. 🤠🔥
That’s awesome! Can’t wait to sit by the fire and wait for the stars to come out.
The Campfire is always teady for the great Monika R. Martin!
That’s an awesome campfire! I’m sure it will help with the mindset
Indeed! There is a seat saved for you! 🤠🔥
That is an awesome fire pit! Blessings!
Thank you! Today I am lining thr inside to preserve the brick.
Glad you got your campfire back!
Indeed! Thank you! I made my first fired brick inside and will be blogging about it soon!
That looks pretty spiffy and hopefully your mind will spark the fire. We have a free standing pit but it’s been raining and storming a lot with high winds took out a two foot wide tree out back and took of some high branches. The turkey vultures have a resting spot now
I am sorry to hear that. You have a place at this Campfire! 🤠🔥
Can’t stop Mother Nature 🙂 why thank you, tosses some more wood on the fire. 🔥 gotta keep that coffee warm.
Indeed! I wish you well, friend!
Thanks. Keep the 🔥 burning. 😊
looks like you are nicely occupying your time Ben❣️
I am trying to! How is Cindy doing?
you’re doing well!!! Got vaccine today and for some reason didn’t sleep last night so tye tye,… thanks for asking💖
Get some rest young lady!
Thank you Ben… I’m couch potatoing it as we speak. 🤣🤣❤️
Yay! Well Done!
lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣 thanks a lot💖
You are welcome a lot.
Nice! And you looked so relaxed. Enjoy!.nothing like a campfire🔥
Indeed! We have them as often as we can.
If you are ever in the area drop on by!
That I will do I’ll look you guys up when that time comes. Thank you.
Like the campfire and enjoy the coffee…
It is how we roll!
Are we all still isolating from the COVID-19? I’ve been isolated for so long that I can’t remember …
I feel you, friend. It has been hard. Fortunately, you have a friend at the Campfire!🤠🔥
Oh, YAY! I am glad. 🤗
You’re my kind of guy man. 😂😂 This is the way to live.
Thank You. I cordially invite you to visit sometime!